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Showcase: Single Front Tooth Implant


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Dental implants are a great option for patients that have missing or failing natural teeth.  In this case, our patient was experiencing root resorption of his left front tooth and therefore it needed to be extracted.  It was decided that a single tooth implant would be the best treatment in lieu of a bridge, as the adjacent teeth were healthy and did not need any treatment.

Front left tooth showing a facial defect due to root resorption. The tooth was not savable and needed extraction and replacement.

Final implant crown is very natural and seamless with the gum tissue and adjacent teeth.











Left front tooth has internal root resorption.

Extracted tooth with large hole from the root resorption.

Titanium implant placed to replace extracted tooth.














Implant Treatment Process

Dr. Gennero works closely with a team of carefully chosen oral surgeons and periodontists to ensure that the implant process goes smoothly; from the planning stage, to surgery, to placing the final implant restoration.

In order to create a restoration that closely mimics the natural teeth, impressions and photographs are taken and models are mounted to replicate movements of the jaw and the way the teeth come together.  These records act as a guide for correct implant placement and to design an aesthetic implant crown.

The surgeon may place the implant the same day as the extraction if the bone density is sufficient, or they may opt to add bone, let it heal, and bring the patient back to place the implant at a later visit.   Once the implant is placed, a temporary implant crown is worn until the implant has fully integrated into the surrounding bone.

One aspect, of which Dr. Gennero pays special attention, is the gum tissue around the implant site.  With front teeth, it is especially important to make the implant crown appear to emerge seamlessly from the gum tissue.  The temporary implant crown helps to form the tissue while the implant is healing.  Dr. Gennero strives to make the implant crown as identical to the adjacent natural teeth as possible.

The two most difficult tasks to accomplish when making a single front tooth crown, are forming the gum tissue, and matching the tooth color to the adjacent natural teeth.  Often patients will bleach their teeth during the healing time so that we can make their new crown in a lighter color.  Once we achieve the desired shade and gum contour, our laboratory technician makes the final porcelain crown that is a beautiful, aesthetic replacement for the lost tooth.



Patient Testimonial

I have been a patient of Dr. Gennero for about 5 years.  She was recommended to me by a friend who also thought highly of her practice.  Dr. Gennero has been a fantastic doctor for me.  Her continuing education credits that go well beyond the average dentist, passion for her profession, and her patients, stand out in her field.  Whether she is working on a crown, filling a cavity, or performing a simple examination, she handles all of them with the utmost care and compassion.  Her staff benefits from good leadership and they are top notch in their own right.  They’re a very talented group who goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable and right at home.  I would recommend this team to anybody looking for outstanding dental care.


Why do dental crowns cost so much?


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The Cost of CrownsMany patients ask us, “why does a crown, or cap, cost so much?” First of all, we’d like to clarify that our fees for all ceramic crowns like Emax, porcelain fused to metal crowns, inlays, onlays and full gold crowns are based on local and national fee studies. We focus on delivering long lasting, quality crown restorations at a very fair fee.

That being said, there is quite a bit of outside cost that goes into making a perfectly fitting, long lasting crown. All of our hours of continuing education updates keep us abreast of the latest improvements in materials and cements. All of the in office supplies and materials that we utilize in a crown preparation and crown delivery, or cementation, are the best available. And finally, we use only the best hand crafted crowns made by the finest labs in the USA. Many discount dental centers export their crowns to be made in lower quality crown labs in China, Puerto Rico and Central America.

We take great pride in creating long lasting, beautiful, life-like crowns that fulfill all of our patient’s demands. We look forward to continuing to provide you with great dental care.

Dental Restorations: Fillings, Inlays, Onlays, and Crowns


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tooth-and-crownIf you have a chipped or broken tooth, several treatment methods are available to you. With so many different selections, choosing is often confusing. To make sure you know about your best options,  Houston dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero, will fill you in on restorative dental options – fillings, inlays, onlays, and crowns.


Fillings restore the structure and shape of a tooth damaged by decay. A filling is comprised of material placed within the walls of the tooth to keep it strong and block the roots off from germs. Fillings have been made of different materials throughout history, but Dr. Gennero uses a tooth-colored composite resin material. This allows the filling to blend in with your surrounding smile while also avoiding exposure to the small amount of mercury in amalgam. Fillings are perfect for smaller cavities or even chips. Cavities which are too large require significant maintenance over time. Too many patchwork fixes on a large filling can damage a tooth so much that it must be removed. (more…)

Eating Disorders Affect Teeth, Says Houston, TX Dentist


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Having an eating disorder is a serious disease that stems from misconceived mental thoughts about one’s self-image. Those who suffer from an eating disorder not only suffer with unhappy thoughts about themselves, they inflict damage to their bodies and smiles. In fact, many extreme cases of eating disorders have resulted in multiple tooth extractions due to tooth decay caused by acid erosion.

Dr. Deborah Gennero, your Houston, TX dentist, discusses the effects of eating disorders on overall and oral health in this blog.

Types of Eating Disorders

  • Anorexia. Patience who suffer from anorexia, have an incredible fear of becoming fat or gaining even the slightest amount of weight. Regardless of what their actual weight is, these patients refer to themselves as fat and even obese. To control their fears, anorexic patients go through bouts of extreme fasting, which only includes drinking water. Paired with their lack of eating, anorexic patients also exercise excessively.
    Additionally, when their hunger overtakes, anorexic patients binge and then purge, similar to those who suffer from bulimia. According to your
    Houston, TX dentist, this persistent purging causes damage to the enamel, since it’s making frequent contact with stomach acid.
  • Bulimia. Patients with bulimia share similar traits to those with anorexia. However, rather than the occasional bout of binging and purging, bulimia patients do this daily—sometimes even multiple times a day.
    For example, a bulimia sufferer will gorge on foods high in fat and carbs. Then, once they’ve finished eating, a great sense of guilt overtakes them. Thus, these patients utilize laxatives and vomiting to rid their bodies of the food they have consumed. As aforementioned, the purging exposes teeth and oral tissues to stomach acids. Yet, with bulimia patients the effects of acid erosion on teeth is worsened since purging occurs daily.

Talk to Your Houston, TX Dentist Restoring Your Smile

If you’ve recently overcome an eating disorder and would like more information on repairing your smile, talk to Dr. Gennero. She can listen to your situation and devise a treatment plan that can make your smile beautiful again. To schedule an appointment with your Houston, TX dentist, call us at (281) 578-6200. Also, visit our website for services, patient forms, and to learn more about the team. We gladly welcome patients from Clear Lake, The Woodlands, Katy, Sugarland, and surrounding cities.

Houston Dentist: Learn More About Cosmetic Dentistry with Today’s Quiz


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Are you happy with the appearance of your smile? Recently, Wakefield Research conducted a study that revealed over a third of American adults are unhappy with their smiles. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry allows your Houston dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero, to address dental imperfections and transform smiles. In today’s blog, Dr. Gennero offers a fun and informative quiz to explain how cosmetic dentistry can restore and rejuvenate your teeth.


Bruxism Causes Jaw Pain, Says Houston Dentist


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shutterstock_104312840-300x216Do you have inexplicable jaw pain throughout the day or feel tightness in your jaw muscles and joints? If these symptoms relate to you, you may suffer from teeth grinding, medically termed as bruxism. Teeth grinding is a condition in which your teeth grind against each other while you sleep, although, it is possible to suffer from daytime teeth grinding. Typically, those who grind their teeth don’t even realize they’re doing it, until problems arise. If you’re concerned that you may have bruxism, your Houston dentist can help.

Factors Worsening Your Bruxism

Oftentimes, teeth grinding is caused by psychological issues that you’re completely unaware of or perhaps even physical issues you didn’t find problematic. These include:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Caffeine intake
  • Unresolved anger
  • Abnormal bite
  • Missing or crooked teeth

Signs of Teeth Grinding

At the consultation, the doctor can determine whether you’re prone to grinding your teeth. Evidence of bruxism is apparent when teeth and enamel seem worn down, chipped, cracked, or flattened. Alongside headaches and joint pain, teeth grinding also increases sensitivity. To stop further damage to your teeth, the dentist will advise a mouthguard. With continuous wear of your nightguard, your teeth won’t endure more damage and the healing process can begin.

For dental restorations, your Houston dentist can use dental bonding to correct any chips. However, if your teeth have extensive injuries, you may need a permanent solutions such as veneers or crowns.

Visit Dr. Gennero for an Analysis

If believe the jaw pain you’ve been experiencing is an indication of teeth grinding, then visit your 77084 dentist. She can examine your mouth and teeth to confirm your suspicions and begin a treatment plan immediately. To schedule an appointment, call our office at (281) 578-6200. You can also visit our website to view our services, print patient forms, and learn tips about everyday dental care. Dr. Gennero and our friendly staff gladly treat patients in Clear Lake, The Woodlands, Katy, Sugarland, and surrounding cities.

Houston Dentist: Learn More About Our Cosmetic Procedures


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Do you want a beautiful smile? A smile filled with gorgeous, bright teeth can boost our confidence and helps make a great first impression. Over time, our teeth can become damaged or stained with unsightly discoloration. In some cases, our smiles may be afflicted with dental imperfections such as misalignment or embarrassing gaps between teeth. Fortunately, your Houston dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero, provides the latest in cosmetic dentistry to rejuvenate and improve smiles. In today’s blog, Dr. Gennero answers some commonly asked questions about our cosmetic dental care.


Houston Dentist Offers a Fun Quiz on Porcelain Veneers


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We all want our smiles to be dazzling and bright. According to a recent Kelton Research study, people with esthetically pleasing smiles are considered both more attractive and successful. In fact, a large portion of the people polled for the study went on to say that a smile is one of the first things they notice when meeting someone new. Whether you want to make a great first impression or look your best for a job interview, a gorgeous smile is important. Unfortunately, many people suffer from dental imperfections such as misalignment or permanent stains. Thankfully, your Houston dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero, provides a dental procedure that can offer instant smile rejuvenation. In today’s blog, Dr. Gennero provides a fun and informative quiz on the benefits of porcelain veneers.


Houston Dentist Improves Smiles with Cosmetic Dentistry


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Do you cover your mouth when you laugh or hide your smile when someone takes a picture? Many people feel self-conscious about their dental imperfections. But do you know that with cosmetic dentistry you can finally obtain the beautiful smile you deserve? In today’s blog, your Houston dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero explains how cosmetic dentistry can help rejuvenate your smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry

The first step towards a stunning smile involves a consultation with Dr. Gennero. She will perform a thorough oral examination and sit down with you to discuss your smile goals. Dr. Gennero can then decide which of our cosmetic dental procedures will best address your smile needs. Dr. Gennero believes in providing the state-of-the-art dental procedures that reflect your unique personality and facial features.

Restoring Your Smile

Dr. Gennero provides a wide array of cosmetic procedures to help transform smiles. Our cosmetic techniques include:

  • Teeth Whitening: Dr. Gennero provides a convenient teeth whitening system you can use from the comfort of your own home. Dr. Gennero will first take an impression of your teeth. The impression will be used to create a custom-made whitening tray. She will then prescribe a special bleaching gel. Simply wear the gel-filled tray daily for the time recommended by Dr. Gennero. Soon, you will see dramatic results.
  • Porcelain Veneers: With porcelain veneers, Dr. Gennero places thin shells of dental porcelain on a patient’s front teeth. Porcelain veneers are durable and stain resistant. Veneers help correct the appearance of misalignment, mask teeth stains, repair cracked or chipped teeth, and close gaps between teeth.
  • Dental Bonding: Using a special composite resin, Dr. Gennero can reshape and repair damaged or malformed teeth. The bonding material can even be shaded to blend seamlessly with your smile.
  • Dental Contouring: Dr. Gennero can alter the surface of the teeth, reshaping teeth that have been damaged.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Houston Cosmetic Dentist

Do you want a gorgeous smile? Interested in our innovative cosmetic techniques? Make an appointment with your Houston cosmetic dentist today. Dr. Gennero offers the latest in general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Contact our Houston dentist office by calling (281) 578-6200. We are proud to offer comprehensive dentistry to patients from Clear Lake to The Woodlands, including Katy, Houston, West Houston, Sugarland, the 77084 zip code, and surrounding neighborhoods.

Houston Dentist Provides Clear Alternative to Braces


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Do you suffer from embarrassing smile misalignment? Many people desire a beautiful, even smile, but don’t want to endure the discomfort of metal braces. Did you know a dental procedure exists that provides practically invisible smile restoration? With Invisalign, adults and teens have a clear and comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces. In today’s blog, your Houston dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero, discusses the benefits of the Invisalign system for correcting misaligned smiles.


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